You’re Not Dead
“AND HIS FULLNESS FILLS YOU, even though you were once like corpses, dead in your sins and offenses.”
– Ephesians 2:1
I can’t stress this fact enough. You are not dead. You are alive.
Not just because you are physically breathing, but because your Spirit is alive.
Imagine the power and freedom we can find when our mind is set on that truth.
Nothing can take us. Nothing can kill us. We are alive.
“BUT GOD STILL LOVED US WITH SUCH A GREAT LOVE. He is so rich in compassion and mercy.
EVEN WHEN WE WERE DEAD AND DOOMED in our many sins, He united us into the very life of Christ and saved us by His wonderful grace!
HE RAISED US UP with Christ the exalted One, and we ascended with him into the glorious perfection and authority of the heavenly realm, for we are now co-seated as one with Christ!”
– Ephesians 2:4-6
Life is your inheritance, not death. I don’t care what that voice in your head tries to tell you, YOU ARE ALIVE. The enemy of your Spirit will try to mask his voice to sound like your own. He will try and make you believe that you are dead.
I am here to remind you of the simple truth that the devil is a liar. So really, he is only proving how much more alive you are.
Not only are you alive, but you are a visible display of wonder.
“Throughout the coming ages WE WILL BE THE VISIBLE DISPLAY of the infinite, limitless riches of His grace and kindness, which was showered upon us in Jesus Christ. For it was only through this wonderful grace that we believed in him.
NOTHING WE DID COULD EVER EARN THIS SALVATION, for it was the gracious gift from God that brought us to Christ!”
– Ephesians 2:7-8
In our generation WE are the visible display of life, light and limitless grace. We are called to be alive in order to make those around us alive.
This is the Gospel. This is the Great Commission.
Jesus came that we would experience His life, not death.
Jesus ascended that we would continue being bearers of His life, not death.
Our generation, more than any other, has been faced with deep darkness.
But I also see that our generation, more than any other, has become more alive and full of light.
You are alive because of His love for you and this gives you the power to overcome death and darkness.
It’s nothing that you did or didn’t do that earned you the inheritance of being His. It was by His infinite love and limitless sacrifice that you can be called His son or daughter.
“WE HAVE BECOME HIS POETRY, a re-created people that will fulfill the destiny He has given each of us, for we are joined to Jesus, the Anointed One. Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny an the good works we would do to fulfill it.”
– Ephesians 2:10
Even before you were born, Christ knew He wanted you and He wants you to feel more alive than ever before.
As we head into Easter weekend, I would encourage you to take time to read Ephesians 2 and Romans 8. Meditate on the truth that you are destined for glory through the power of God that raised you from the dead. My prayer is that this weekend you will experience the reality and the depth of what it means to truly be alive.